Local News

  • Kid's Fishing Derby is Saturday

    Youngsters ages 3-15 are invited to Lake Liberty this Saturday for the fifth annual Kid’s Fishing Derby.

    Fishing begins at 8 a.m. at the city lake with a cookout and prizes awarded at noon.

    “We’ll be giving away fishing poles till the supply runs out, or you can bring your own,” said Liberty Police Chief Steve Garrett, adding bait will be supplied as well.

    Garrett said about $500 worth of prizes have been donated for the derby, and every child who attends will receive something.

  • Obituaries for 10-22-2008
  • Police news 10-15-08

    Man charged with forgery

    A Hustonville man has been charged with nine felony counts of forgery after he allegedly passed checks on a woman’s bank account at a Yosemite business.

    Jamie Carroll Tillett, 35, of 80 Rube Brown Road, was arrested at 12:44 p.m. Oct. 7 while at the Casey County Detention Center and charged with nine counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree.

  • Teens indicted for roles in burglary

    Four teenagers have been indicted by a Casey County grand jury for their alleged involvement in at least three August burglaries.

    Joshua L. Morgan, 19, and Nicklaus D. Morgan, 18, both of 360 Holtzclaw Lane, Hustonville; Kacey S. Pendergraft, 18, of 1580 Bowen Road, Stanford; and William John Thomas Shockley, 18, of 228 Magnolia Drive, Richmond, were each indicted Monday on burglary and other charges in connection with multiple break-ins that occurred at a residence owned by Randy Williams between Aug. 26-29.

  • Ryan Elmore, 31

    McKenzie Ryan Elmore of Kings Mountain died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. He was 31.

    Born on June 4, 1977 in Waynesburg, he was a son of Gerald Brent and Barbara Dearth Elmore of Kings Mountain.

    He was a professional truck driver with Western Express in Nashville, Tenn.

    Besides his parents, survivors include a son, Levi Brendon Elmore of Danville; a brother, Kelleyn (and Rosemary) Elmore of Kings Mountain; maternal grandparents, James and Betty Dearth of St. Mary’s W.V.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.

  • Skaggs enters plea in drug case

    A Casey County man who was the first person arrested out of 48 sealed indictments returned by a Casey County grand jury last December has now changed his plea.

    Donald E. “Junior” Skaggs, 53, of 1166 Woodrum Ridge Road, Liberty, pleaded guilty Monday in Casey Circuit Court to two counts of trafficking in marijuana, more than eight ounces but less than five pounds; three counts of trafficking in marijuana, less than eight ounces; trafficking in a controlled substance in or near a school; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Nellie F. Reed, 59

    Nellie Faye Reid Reed of Campbellsville died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Louisville. She was 59.

    Born on Nov. 5, 1948 in Casey County, she was a daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Alta Coppage Reid.

    She was a member of Ellisburg Baptist Church.

    Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Reed and Kim (and Israel) King, both of Campbellsville; two brothers, Gary and Richard Reid, both of Hustonville; two sisters, Patricia Turpin and Debbie Morgan, both of Hustonville; and three grandchildren, Johnathon, Aaron and Becca.

  • Six seeking four seats on SCS Board

    Six candidates are vying for four seats on the Casey County Soil Conservation Service District Board in the Nov. 4 general election.

    On the ballot will be incumbents Harvey Luttrell, Mary Sue Shoopman, Curtis Todd and Brent Ware. The two newcomers seeking election are James Michael Carmicle and David Grider.

    Three seats are not up for re-election, which are held by Roger Weddle, Lonnie Mullins and Donny Grider. Members of the SCS Board serve four-year staggered terms.

  • Briefs 10-15-08


    Halloween trick-or-treat hours in the City of Liberty have been set for Friday, Oct. 31, from 5-7 p.m.

    Chamber Banquet

    The Liberty-Casey County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Casey County High School cafeteria.

    Tickets are now on sale at $20 each, or $110 for a table of six. They may be bought at Liberty City Hall.


  • William T. Southerland, 60

    William Thomas Southerland of Versailles died Oct. 15, 2008. He was 60.

    Born on Aug. 23, 1948 in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Sidney Wilson Southerland.

    He was a farmer and worked for Rainbow Coal and Oil.